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Gender: Male Meaning of Darius: "kingly or possess well" Origin of Darius: Persian or Latin from Greek Darius's Popularity in 2017: #500

The name Darius is a boy's name of Greek, Persian origin meaning "kingly or possess well". Darius is ranked #500 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Darius is a historic name via Emperor Darius the Great, a key figure in ancient Persian history, and several other Persian kings. His name today has an appealingly artistic image, which might well be found on a concert program or gallery announcement.

Among its cultural inspirations is composer Darius Milhaud. Journalist Christiane Amanpour, who was raised in Tehran, named her son Darius.

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Famous People Named Darius

Darius I-III, Kings of Persia
Darius Carlos Rucker, American pop and country singer formerly of Hootie & the Blowfish
Darius Jermaine Butler, American football player
Darius Reynaud, American football player
Darius Fleming, American football player
Darius Boyd, Australian rugby league footballer
Darius Aaron Morris, American basketball player
Darius Slay, American football player
Darius LaVar Miles, American basketball player
Darius Tiyon Miller, American basketball player
Darius Campbell, Scottish singer and actor
Darius John Rubin (b. 2000), son of journalist Christiane Amanpour and politician James Rubin

Pop Culture References for the name Darius

Darius, a character in the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Darius, a character in the series 'House of Night' (PC Cast)
Darius, a character in the Ascendance trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Darius, a champion in the video game League of Legends
Darius, an Immortal from Highlander: The Series
Darius, character in anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Darius Kazemi, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Darius, character in video game Need for Speed: Carbon
Darius, the Hand of Noxus, character in video game League of Legends
Darius, wolf character from the Patrick Carman books The Land of Elyon
Darius Britt, female main character in Safety Not Guaranteed

Darrius, Darious, Derrius, Dariess, Darias

Darius's International Variations

Dario (Italian) Dariusz (Slavic)


headintheclouds Says:


Darius sounds cool and refreshing, while also being an ancient regal name. Darius sounds really versatile; I can imagine a Darius being anyone from an artist to a go-getting corporate guy.

I love it; it fits the aesthetic of most of my favorite names- three syllables, modern-seeming but with roots, not super common, great sound and meaning and has nickname potential (but nicknames aren't an absolute must).